Ontario Keeping Energy and Housing Costs Down

Ontario Keeping Energy and Housing Costs Down

TORONTO –Today, the Ontario government introduced legislation that, if passed, would reverse a December 2023 decision by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) that would have significantly increased the...

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Ontario Banning Road Tolls, Freezing Driver’s Licence Fees to Keep Costs Down

Ontario Banning Road Tolls, Freezing Driver’s Licence Fees to Keep Costs Down

TORONTO— The Ontario government is keeping costs down for drivers by introducing legislation that would, if passed, ban tolls on provincial highways. This ban would apply to the Don Valley Parkway...

Ontario Protecting People from the High Costs of a Provincial Carbon Tax

Ontario Protecting People from the High Costs of a Provincial Carbon Tax

MISSISSAUGA — The Ontario government is keeping costs down for people by introducing legislation that, if passed, would give Ontario voters a direct say over a new provincial carbon tax,...

Ontario Introducing Mandatory Black History Learning

Ontario Introducing Mandatory Black History Learning

AJAX — As the province celebrates Black History Month, the Ontario government is introducing new mandatory learning in Grades 7, 8 and 10 history on the exceptional contributions and history of...

Ontario Launching “One Fare

Ontario Launching “One Fare" to Save Transit Riders $1,600

TORONTO— The Ontario government is keeping costs down for public transit riders with the launch of “One Fare,” which will save riders an average of $1,600 each year. Beginning February 26, 2024,...

Ontario Connecting Over 300,000 People to Primary Care Teams

Ontario Connecting Over 300,000 People to Primary Care Teams

PETERBOROUGH — The Ontario government is investing $110 million to connect up to 328,000 people to primary care teams, bringing the province one step closer to connecting everyone in Ontario to...

Ontario Training Thousands of New Long-Term Care Staff

Ontario Training Thousands of New Long-Term Care Staff

STRATFORD — The Ontario government is investing more than $100 million in two programs that will train more than 32,000 new personal support workers (PSWs) and nurses in long-term care over the next...

Ontario Making it Easier and More Convenient to Access Government Services

Ontario Making it Easier and More Convenient to Access Government Services

HAMILTON – Ontario is making it easier and more convenient to access government services such as applying for or renewing health cards and driver’s licences. Today, the province officially launched...

Ontario Connecting Children and Youth to Mental Health Care Close to Home

Ontario Connecting Children and Youth to Mental Health Care Close to Home

HAMILTON — The Ontario government is investing an additional $44.6 million per year to connect children and youth to mental health services across the province so they have access to the care they...

Ontario Unveils a Back-to-Basics Kindergarten Curriculum

Ontario Unveils a Back-to-Basics Kindergarten Curriculum

TORONTO — The Ontario government is taking continued action to emphasize back-to-basics learning by introducing mandatory learning through clear and direct instruction in reading, writing and math...

Ontario Celebrates Lincoln M. Alexander Day and his Contributions to Equality

Ontario Celebrates Lincoln M. Alexander Day and his Contributions to Equality

Lincoln Alexander was a leading figure in the fight for racial equity in Canada. In provincial, federal, public and private roles, he consistently advocated for the equal treatment of black Canadians.

Ontario Taking Next Steps in Plan to Further Reduce Wait Times for Surgeries and Diagnostic Procedures

Ontario Taking Next Steps in Plan to Further Reduce Wait Times for Surgeries and Diagnostic Procedures

MISSISSAUGA — As part of the next steps to implementYour Health, a plan for connected and convenient care, the Ontario government is proposing regulatory changes that, would name Accreditation...

Ontario Launching New Long-Term Care Home Investigations Unit

Ontario Launching New Long-Term Care Home Investigations Unit

TORONTO — The Ontario government has created a new Investigations Unit to ensure every long-term care resident lives with dignity and experiences the quality of care they deserve. Supported by an...

UPDATE: APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED - Ontario Increasing Funding to Combat Antisemitism and Islamophobia

UPDATE: APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED - Ontario Increasing Funding to Combat Antisemitism and Islamophobia

UPDATE - Our government is extending the Anti-Hate Security and Prevention Grant application deadline to Jan 22. This will provide Jewish, Muslim & other organizations with more time to apply to...

Congratulations to Kayla Vespa on Scoring Your First PWHL Goal!

Congratulations to Kayla Vespa on Scoring Your First PWHL Goal!

The Stoney Creek Sabres are our local hockey organization dedicated to cultivating a safe and nurturing environment for female participants to develop a genuine passion for hockey. Their mission...

Ontario Consumers Will be Able to Buy Beer, Cider, Wine and Low-Alcohol Ready-to-Drink Beverages at Convenience, Grocery and Big Box Stores

Ontario Consumers Will be Able to Buy Beer, Cider, Wine and Low-Alcohol Ready-to-Drink Beverages at Convenience, Grocery and Big Box Stores

Today, the Ontario government announced that beginning no later than January 1, 2026, consumers will be able to buy beer, wine, cider, coolers, seltzers, and other low-alcohol ready-to-drink...

Ontario Breaks Ground on Long-Term Care Home in Hamilton

Ontario Breaks Ground on Long-Term Care Home in Hamilton

HAMILTON — Construction is underway on Shalom Manor Hamilton, a new long-term care home in Hamilton. This home is one of 67 long-term care home projects fast-tracked this fall with support from the...

Ontario Helping More Students Kick-Start Careers in the Trades

Ontario Helping More Students Kick-Start Careers in the Trades

TORONTO— The Ontario government is investing over $62.9 million in two of the province’s foundational skilled trades programs to help more than 18,000 young people explore and prepare for life-long...

Ontario Unveils Plan to Build Modern Schools Faster

Ontario Unveils Plan to Build Modern Schools Faster

BRAMPTON — The Ontario government is introducing new measures to build modern schools faster that will cut construction timelines by nearly 50 per cent to meet the unprecedented pace of growth...

Ontario Invests in Programs to Prevent & Address Gender-based Violence

Ontario Invests in Programs to Prevent & Address Gender-based Violence

HAMILTON - The Ontario government is investing an additional $18.7 million this year to help prevent and address violence against women and girls. This funding builds on the province’s existing...

Ontario Cracking Down on Puppy Mills

Ontario Cracking Down on Puppy Mills

TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government introduced legislation to help stop unethical dog breeding operations, often known as puppy mills. ThePreventing Unethical Puppy Sales Act(PUPS Act) if...

Ontario Investing in Infrastructure and Technology to Help Support New Emergency 9-1-1 Communications System

Ontario Investing in Infrastructure and Technology to Help Support New Emergency 9-1-1 Communications System

Ontario is investing $78 million in telecommunications infrastructure to help municipalities and emergency response centres transition to a new emergency communications system known as Next...

Experience Ontario 2024 Program Launch

Experience Ontario 2024 Program Launch

NEWS - The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport has announced the launch of the Experience Ontario 2024 programfor festivals and events that will take place between April 1, 2024, and March 31,...

Ontario Introducing Legislation to Support Victims of Crime and Enhance Community Safety

Ontario Introducing Legislation to Support Victims of Crime and Enhance Community Safety

TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government will introduce proposed legislation, that, if passed, would make it easier for more victims of crime to sue an offender for emotional distress. The proposed...

Ontario Strengthening Penalties for Landfill Facilities that Contravene Environmental Laws

Ontario Strengthening Penalties for Landfill Facilities that Contravene Environmental Laws

TORONTO — The Ontario government is strengthening regulations to clamp down on landfill site owners who contravene environmental laws. The changes will allow the province to take stronger action...

Ontario Taking Action to Combat Auto Theft in Hamilton

Ontario Taking Action to Combat Auto Theft in Hamilton

HAMILTON — The Ontario government is investing $895,759.61 over three years to help Hamilton Police Service combat and prevent auto thefts in Hamilton.

Ontario Boosting Its Electricity Grid with Hydrogen

Ontario Boosting Its Electricity Grid with Hydrogen

HALTON HILLS –The Ontario government is investing $5.9 million in nine new projects that will integrate hydrogen into the province’s electricity grid. This funding is through theHydrogen...

Ontario Helping Contain Costs of Building Roads and New Homes

Ontario Helping Contain Costs of Building Roads and New Homes

TORONTO —Today, the Ontario government is introducingTheBuilding Infrastructure Safely Act, 2023, that, if passed, would prohibit underground infrastructure owners and operators from charging...

Ontario Announces Comprehensive Strategy to Boost Child Care Workforce and Protect Children

Ontario Announces Comprehensive Strategy to Boost Child Care Workforce and Protect Children

Major enhancements to wages and working conditions supporting greater access to affordable and safe child care

Remembrance Week and Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Remembrance Week and Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Remembrance Week is a time to thank Canadian Armed Forces veterans and soldiers who have served or are currently serving, for their honour, courage, valour and sacrifice. This is the opportunity to...

Supporting Ontario Veterans and Their Families

Supporting Ontario Veterans and Their Families

Veterans are heroes, but even heroes need help sometimes. Do you know an Ontario Veteran in financial need? The Soldiers’ Aid Commission provides up to $2,000 a year to help with the costs of...

Ontario Recognizes Woman Abuse Prevention Month

Ontario Recognizes Woman Abuse Prevention Month

TORONTO — Today, Michael Parsa, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, and Charmaine Williams, Associate Minister of Women's Social and Economic Opportunity, released the following...

Building a Strong Ontario Together

Building a Strong Ontario Together

TORONTO — Today, Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy released the2023 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: Building a Strong Ontario Together.This update continues the government’s...

Ontario Strengthening Holocaust Education in High Schools

Ontario Strengthening Holocaust Education in High Schools

TORONTO —The Ontario government is introducing new and expanded mandatory learning about the Holocaust in the compulsory Grade 10 History course. In addition, the province is investing $650,000 in...

Ontario Helping to Build More Rental Housing

Ontario Helping to Build More Rental Housing

TORONTO — The Ontario government is taking steps to remove the full eight per cent provincial portion of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) on qualifying new purpose-built rental housing in order to get...

Ontario Extending Gas and Fuel Tax Cuts to June 30, 2024

Ontario Extending Gas and Fuel Tax Cuts to June 30, 2024

TORONTO— To help Ontario families and businesses keep costs down, the Ontario government will be proposing legislation through its upcoming 2023 Fall Economic Statement that would, if passed,...

Stoney Creek Regional Facility Landfill Community Update Meetings
Governments Positioning Fruit Farming Sector for Growth

Governments Positioning Fruit Farming Sector for Growth

LINCOLN – The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $8 million through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) to help apple, tender fruit, and wine grape...

Ontario Connecting More Women to Breast Cancer Screening Earlier

Ontario Connecting More Women to Breast Cancer Screening Earlier

TORONTO — The Ontario government is connecting significantly more people to breast cancer screening by lowering the eligibility age of self-referral for publicly funded mammograms through the...

Ontario Supports the Canadian Pension Plan, Requests Urgent Meeting with Federal Government

Ontario Supports the Canadian Pension Plan, Requests Urgent Meeting with Federal Government

Today, the Minister of Finance, Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy, sent a letter to the Deputy Prime Minister requesting a meeting of Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) finance ministers to...

Ontario Strengthening Protections for Consumers

Ontario Strengthening Protections for Consumers

TORONTO — The Ontario government is introducing legislation todaythat, if passed, would strengthen protections for Ontarians from unfair business practices such as price gouging, and make it easier...

Ontario Increases Funding to Help Kids Stay Active and Healthy

Ontario Increases Funding to Help Kids Stay Active and Healthy

HAMILTON — The Ontario government is investing $984,595 through Ontario’s After School Program to support service providers in the city of Hamilton.

Ontario Helping Families and Small Businesses Keep Electricity Costs Down

Ontario Helping Families and Small Businesses Keep Electricity Costs Down

TORONTO –The Ontario government is keeping electricity costs down for families and small businesses by increasing the on-bill Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) from 11.7 per cent to 19.3 per cent,...

Ontario Building More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Ontario Building More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

PORT HOPE— The Ontario government is providing more funding to build thousands of new electric vehicle charging stations in small and medium-sized communities, making it easier and more convenient...

Ontario Continuing to Reduce Red Tape to Help People and Businesses Thrive

Ontario Continuing to Reduce Red Tape to Help People and Businesses Thrive

TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government introduced theLess Red Tape, More Common Sense Act, 2023which, if passed, would help improve services for people and reduce costs for businesses. This bill...

Ontario to Release Annual Fall Economic Statement November 2

Ontario to Release Annual Fall Economic Statement November 2

TORONTO — The Ontario government is releasing its annualOntario Economic and Fiscal Review, more commonly referred to as the Fall Economic Statement, on Thursday, November 2, 2023.

Governments of Canada and Ontario Finalize Agreement with Umicore Rechargeable Battery Materials Canada Inc. for New Plant in Loyalist Township

Governments of Canada and Ontario Finalize Agreement with Umicore Rechargeable Battery Materials Canada Inc. for New Plant in Loyalist Township

LOYALIST TOWNSHIP— The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario are welcoming an investment from Umicore Rechargeable Battery Materials Canada Inc. to build a new manufacturing plant in...

Ontario Investing in Hydrogen to Fuel Province’s Growing Economy

Ontario Investing in Hydrogen to Fuel Province’s Growing Economy

MARKHAM –The Ontario government announced the first six projects that will receive funding through the new Hydrogen Innovation Fund, which will kickstart and develop opportunities for low-carbon...

Ontario Expanding Mental Health Services in the West

Ontario Expanding Mental Health Services in the West

HAMILTON — The Ontario government is now offering more mental health services in every region of the province through the expanded Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) program. For the very first...

Ontario Celebrates Women’s History Month

Ontario Celebrates Women’s History Month

TORONTO — Today, Charmaine Williams, Associate Minister of Women's Social and Economic Opportunity, released the following statement:

Even More Convenient Care Close to Home Coming to Communities Across Ontario

Even More Convenient Care Close to Home Coming to Communities Across Ontario

TORONTO — The Ontario government is making it more convenient for people to connect to care closer to home by allowing pharmacists to treat and prescribe medications for an additional six common...

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - A Message From Neil

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - A Message From Neil

September 30th is Orange Shirt Day, and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Rowan's Law Day 2023

Rowan's Law Day 2023

September 27,2023, marks the fifth anniversary of our government’s implementation of Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018. This ground-breaking legislation, the first of its kind in Canada,...

Ontario Awarding Victim Support Grant to Hamilton

Ontario Awarding Victim Support Grant to Hamilton

HAMILTON - The Ontario government is investing more than $4 million across the province to help support victims and survivors of intimate partner violence/domestic violence, human trafficking, and...

Ontario Investing to Find Long-term Housing for Asylum Claimants

Ontario Investing to Find Long-term Housing for Asylum Claimants

TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing another $42 million through the Canada Ontario Housing Benefit (COHB) program to support the City of Toronto and other impacted municipalities across...

A Message from Neil - Remembering 9/11

A Message from Neil - Remembering 9/11

"Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We remember those who lost their lives, and those whose lives will forever be changed by these harrowing events. We remember the...

Ontario Investing in Fire Safety in the North

Ontario Investing in Fire Safety in the North

THUNDER BAY — The Ontario government is investing close to $35 million in 17 new fire trucks, lifesaving firefighting equipment, and two new Mobile Live Fire Training Units to better protect...

Ontario is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Agriculture Week with Dine Ontario celebration by showcasing an Ontario feature on their menu
Ontario Preparing Students for Success

Ontario Preparing Students for Success

TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing new student supports and updating curriculum for the 2023-24 school year. These actions will refocus school boards on the development of foundational...

LILLEY: Here's letters from cities asking to get land out of Greenbelt

LILLEY: Here's letters from cities asking to get land out of Greenbelt

This article originally appeared in the Toronto Sun

Ontario Providing New Tools to Municipalities to Build More Homes Sooner

Ontario Providing New Tools to Municipalities to Build More Homes Sooner

The Ontario government has assigned housing targets to 21 additional municipalities as part of its plan to build at least 1.5 million homes by 2031. Once these municipalities, through their heads of...

Ontario Establishes First New Conservation Reserve in Over 10 Years

Ontario Establishes First New Conservation Reserve in Over 10 Years

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY — The Ontario government has created the province’s first new conservation reserve in over 10 years. The Monarch Point Conservation Reserve will protect nearly 4,000 acres along...

Canada and Ontario Open 12 New Supportive Homes in Hamilton

Canada and Ontario Open 12 New Supportive Homes in Hamilton

HAMILTON, ON— Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario and Member of Parliament for Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas,...

Ontario Connecting Children and Youth to Care Close to Home

Ontario Connecting Children and Youth to Care Close to Home

OTTAWA — The Ontario government is investing an additional $330 million each year in pediatric health services to connect children and youth to more convenient and high-quality care close to home at...

Ontario Supporting Local Projects to Protect the Great Lakes

Ontario Supporting Local Projects to Protect the Great Lakes

GREATER NAPANEE — The Ontario government is investing $6 million to support 30 multi-year projects to help protect, conserve and restore the Great Lakes. These investments will help reduce plastic...

Ontario Training Next Generation of Shipbuilders in Hamilton

Ontario Training Next Generation of Shipbuilders in Hamilton

HAMILTON— The Ontario government is investing over $3.7 million to help 300 shipyard workers, apprentices, and jobseekers in Hamilton and Port Weller get the training they need to earn bigger...

Ontario Fostering Economic Growth with Thousands of New Jobs

Ontario Fostering Economic Growth with Thousands of New Jobs

TORONTO — Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following statement on today’s monthly employment release by Statistics Canada showing jobs in Ontario...

Province Launches Plan to Power Ontario’s Growth

Province Launches Plan to Power Ontario’s Growth

WINDSOR –The Ontario government released thePowering Ontario’s Growthplan, outlining the actions the province is taking to meet the increasing demand for electricity driven by strong economic...

Ontario Making Historic Investments in Wetlands Restoration

Ontario Making Historic Investments in Wetlands Restoration

DURHAM — The Ontario government is investing up to $6.9 million in approximately 100 local conservation projects to restore and enhance wetlands across the province. This funding will help 14...

Province Starts Pre-Development Work for New Nuclear Generation to Power Ontario’s Growth

Province Starts Pre-Development Work for New Nuclear Generation to Power Ontario’s Growth

BRUCE COUNTY –The Ontario government is starting pre-development work to site the first large-scale nuclear build in over three decades to prepare for rising electricity demand, power...

Ontario Offering Free Fishing to Celebrate Canada Day

Ontario Offering Free Fishing to Celebrate Canada Day

TORONTO – To help celebrate Canada Day, the Ontario government is encouraging families, fishing enthusiasts and first-time anglers to participate in the province’s week-long free fishing event. From...

Ontario First in Canada to Provide Coverage for New ALS Treatment

Ontario First in Canada to Provide Coverage for New ALS Treatment

TORONTO — The Ontario government is connecting people to a new treatment for those living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Ontario is the first Canadian...

Ontario Increasing Investment in the Greenlands Conservation Partnership

Ontario Increasing Investment in the Greenlands Conservation Partnership

BANCROFT— The Ontario government is investing an additional $14 million in the Greenlands Conservation Partnership to expand the protection of ecologically important natural areas and preserve the...

Ontario Helping Hamilton-Area Non-Profits Deliver Vital Services

Ontario Helping Hamilton-Area Non-Profits Deliver Vital Services

HAMILTON ― Today, Neil Lumsden, MPP for Hamilton East-Stoney Creek and Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and Donna Skelly, MPP for Flamborough-Glanbrook, announced that 11 Hamilton-area...

Ontario Connecting Long-Term Care Residents in Hamilton to Specialized Care and Supports

Ontario Connecting Long-Term Care Residents in Hamilton to Specialized Care and Supports

HAMILTON — The Ontario government is investing more than $1.3 million in 11 long-term care homes in Hamilton to help seniors with complex needs like dementia and bariatric care connect to...

Ontario Celebrates Seniors Month

Ontario Celebrates Seniors Month

TORONTO — Today, Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility, issued the following statement:

Ontario Providing More Supportive Housing in Hamilton

Ontario Providing More Supportive Housing in Hamilton

HAMILTON — The Ontario government is providing nearly $6.8 million through the Social Services Relief Fund to help create 85 supportive housing units in Hamilton.

Ontario Expands GO Train Service to Niagara

Ontario Expands GO Train Service to Niagara

NIAGARA FALLS – To connect more people to jobs, housing and Canada’s top tourist destination, the Ontario government is increasing GO train service between Union Station and Niagara Falls, with more...

Ontario Welcomes Major Investment to Manufacture More Vaccines

Ontario Welcomes Major Investment to Manufacture More Vaccines

CAMBRIDGE— The Ontario government has secured a multi-million-dollar investment from Moderna Inc. to expand vaccine manufacturing and provide Ontarians with faster, more reliable access to...

Ontario Launching Debit Payment on PRESTO Devices

Ontario Launching Debit Payment on PRESTO Devices

BRAMPTON – The Ontario government is making it easier to take transit by giving riders more ways to pay. Beginning today, riders on GO Transit, UP Express, Brampton Transit, Burlington Transit,...

Ontario Launches New Interactive High-Speed Internet Map

Ontario Launches New Interactive High-Speed Internet Map

THUNDER BAY — The Ontario government is launching anew interactive mapthat will make it easier for residents and businesses to learn more about provincially funded high-speed internet projects...

Ontario Takes Action on High-Risk and Repeat Violent Offenders

Ontario Takes Action on High-Risk and Repeat Violent Offenders

SCARBOROUGH — The Ontario government is investing $112 million to immediately strengthen the province’s bail system and ensure that high-risk and repeat violent offenders comply with their bail...

Ontario Getting More Boots on the Ground by Making it Easier to Recruit and Train Police Officers

Ontario Getting More Boots on the Ground by Making it Easier to Recruit and Train Police Officers

TORONTO— The Ontario government is making it easier for police services across the province to recruit and train more police officers by removing tuition fees for the Basic Constable Training...

Ontario Combating Violence and Improving Safety in Schools

Ontario Combating Violence and Improving Safety in Schools

TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $24 million to help reduce the risk of violence in schools and promote the safety of students and educators. This is in response to recent incidents of...

Volkswagen’s New Electric Vehicle Battery Plant Will Create Thousands of New Jobs

Volkswagen’s New Electric Vehicle Battery Plant Will Create Thousands of New Jobs

ST. THOMAS — From mining critical minerals to building batteries and cars, Ontario and Canada continue to attract historic, transformational investments across the electric vehicle supply chain to...

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week

Get Ready for More at Ontario Place

Get Ready for More at Ontario Place

TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government released new details about its exciting vision for the redevelopment of Ontario Place into a world-class, year-round destination, complete with expanded...

Ontario Launches Plan to Boost Math, Writing and Reading Skills

Ontario Launches Plan to Boost Math, Writing and Reading Skills

TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing more than $180 million in targeted supports in the classroom and at home to help students build the math and reading skills and knowledge they need to...

More Funding for Hamilton Hospitals
Ontario Introduces Next Steps to Support Housing Supply Growth
Ontario Strengthening Protections for Tenants

Ontario Strengthening Protections for Tenants

LONDON — Ontario is taking steps to support renters and rental housing providers by increasing the number of adjudicators and staff at the Landlord and Tenant Board to speed up decision timeframes,...

Ontario Providing More Supportive Housing for Vulnerable People

Ontario Providing More Supportive Housing for Vulnerable People

TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing an additional $202 million annually in homelessness prevention programs to help those experiencing or at risk of homelessness and to support community...

Ontario Reducing Red Tape to Deliver Better Services and Help Businesses Grow

Ontario Reducing Red Tape to Deliver Better Services and Help Businesses Grow

TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government introduced theLess Red Tape, Stronger Economy Act, 2023which, if passed, would pave the way for better services, help Ontario businesses grow, and save...

Ontario Adding New Protections for Home Buyers
Ontario Helping Hamilton-Area Non-Profits Deliver Vital Services

Ontario Helping Hamilton-Area Non-Profits Deliver Vital Services

WATERDOWN ― Today, Neil Lumsden, MPP for Hamilton East-Stoney Creek and Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and Donna Skelly, MPP for Flamborough-Glanbrook, announced that 11 Hamilton-area...

Province Helping More Ontario Students Become Doctors at Home in Ontario

Province Helping More Ontario Students Become Doctors at Home in Ontario

HAMILTON — The Ontario government is further expanding the number of medical school spots to historic highs while helping Ontario students become doctors in the province, whether they studied at...

Ontario Launches Clean Energy Credit Registry to Boost Competitiveness and Attract Jobs

Ontario Launches Clean Energy Credit Registry to Boost Competitiveness and Attract Jobs

TORONTO – Ontario is leveraging its world-class clean electricity grid by launching a clean energy credit (CEC) registry that will boost competitiveness and attract jobs, by helping businesses meet...

Ontario Ready to Welcome More Skilled Newcomers

Ontario Ready to Welcome More Skilled Newcomers

MISSISSAUGA— The Ontario government is investing an additional $25 million over three years in its flagship immigration program to support doubling the number of skilled immigrants the province can...

Ontario Helping More Women Build Skills and Get Jobs

Ontario Helping More Women Build Skills and Get Jobs

NEWMARKET – The Ontario government is expanding the Investing in Women’s Futures program to 10 additional locations across the province to create more economic opportunities for women. This...

Ontario Helping Low-Income Seniors
Building a Strong Ontario

Building a Strong Ontario

Ontario Introducing New Investment Tax Credit for Manufacturers

Ontario Introducing New Investment Tax Credit for Manufacturers

TORONTO— To attract additional investment in the province’s economy, the Ontario government is announcing plans for a new Ontario Made Manufacturing Investment Tax Credit to help local...

Ontario Building Training Centres

Ontario Building Training Centres

TORONTO— To help tackle the province’s labour shortage and get more people into rewarding careers in the skilled trades, the Ontario government is investing $224 million more to build and upgrade...

Ontario Introducing Highest Fines in Canada for Withholding Worker Passports

Ontario Introducing Highest Fines in Canada for Withholding Worker Passports

TORONTO— Today, the Ontario government is introducing theWorking for Workers Act, 2023, which would, if passed, continue to lead the country in providing ground-breaking protections for workers....

Ontario Connecting Long-Term Care Residents to More Hours of Direct Care

Ontario Connecting Long-Term Care Residents to More Hours of Direct Care

TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing up to $1.25 billion to long-term care homes this year to hire and retain thousands more long-term care staff across the province, to continue...

Ontario Investing in State-of-the-Art Research to Support Farmers

Ontario Investing in State-of-the-Art Research to Support Farmers

ELORA — The Ontario government is investing more than $343 million over five years to support agri-food research and innovation.

Ontario Requiring Cleaner Washrooms on Construction Sites

Ontario Requiring Cleaner Washrooms on Construction Sites

LONDON— The Ontario government is working for workers by making washrooms on construction sites private, clean and safe. There are nearly 600,000 construction workers in Ontario, but only one in 10...

Ontario Tightening Rules Around Mass Layoffs

Ontario Tightening Rules Around Mass Layoffs

The Ontario government is working for workers by proposing updates to employment laws that would respond to more workers being remote and a changing economy. Under the proposed changes, employees...

Ontario welcome historic investment from Volkswagen

Ontario welcome historic investment from Volkswagen

March 13, 2023– St. Thomas, Ontario –Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Ontario Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

Ontario Invests in Inclusive and Accessible Communities

Ontario Invests in Inclusive and Accessible Communities

TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $750,000 to help communities across the province become more inclusive and accessible for people of all ages and abilities.

Ontario Connecting Children and Youth with Specialized Care

Ontario Connecting Children and Youth with Specialized Care

HAMILTON — The Ontario government is investing $97 million over three years to launch a pilot program at three major hospitals in Toronto, Hamilton and Ottawa to help children and youth with complex...

Ontario Helping More Students Enter the Skilled Trades Faster
Ontario Approves First Nations-led Plan for the Road to the Ring of Fire

Ontario Approves First Nations-led Plan for the Road to the Ring of Fire

TORONTO– The Ontario government has approved the Terms of Reference designed and submitted by Webequie First Nation and Marten Falls First Nation for an all-season, multi-use road connecting to the...

Ontario Expanding Cancer Coverage for Firefighters

Ontario Expanding Cancer Coverage for Firefighters

TORONTO— The Ontario government is working for workers by expanding cancer coverage for firefighters. These changes will make it faster and easier for these heroes and their families to access the...

Ontario Building a Stronger Mining Sector

Ontario Building a Stronger Mining Sector

TORONTO – The Ontario government has introduced legislation to amend the Mining Act,that will, if passed, attract more investment in the province’s mining sector whilestrengthening the...

2023-24 Seniors Community Grants

2023-24 Seniors Community Grants

Seniors Community Grants support local, not-for-profit community organizations,Indigenous groups, and municipalities that deliver programs and services to Ontarians55+.

Ontario Protecting the Health and Safety of Paramedics

Ontario Protecting the Health and Safety of Paramedics

TORONTO— The Ontario government is working for workers by establishing a Paramedic Services Committee under theOccupational Health and Safety Act(OHSA) to develop resources that address the...

Ontario Welcomes Investment & Job Creation in the Life Sciences Sector

Ontario Welcomes Investment & Job Creation in the Life Sciences Sector

AstraZeneca is pleased to announce it is bringing 500 highly-skilled scientific and high-tech jobs to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in a major expansion of its research footprint in Canada.The...

Ontario Reducing Red Tape, Saving Taxpayers Money and Boosting Economic Growth

Ontario Reducing Red Tape, Saving Taxpayers Money and Boosting Economic Growth

TORONTO — Today, Ontario introduced theReducing Inefficiencies Act (Infrastructure Statute Law Amendments), 2023 that, if passed, will enhance fiscal management, cut red tape, and save taxpayers...

Ontario Doubles the Number of Long-Term Care Inspectors

Ontario Doubles the Number of Long-Term Care Inspectors

The Ontario government has hired 193 new long-term care inspection staff, including 156 new inspectors. Supported by an investment of $72.3 million, these new hires double the number of inspectors...

Ontario Provides More Money for Public Transit in City of Hamilton

Ontario Provides More Money for Public Transit in City of Hamilton

Ontario Provides More Money for Public Transit in City of Hamilton

Ontario Reducing Wait Times for Publicly Funded Surgeries and Diagnostics

Ontario Reducing Wait Times for Publicly Funded Surgeries and Diagnostics

TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government introduced theYour Health Act, 2023,which outlines the province’s next steps in its plan to reduce wait times for surgeries, procedures and diagnostic...

Ontario Building Up Critical Minerals Supply Chain for Electric Vehicles

Ontario Building Up Critical Minerals Supply Chain for Electric Vehicles

The Ontario government has invested $5.8 million to help junior mining companies explore for critical minerals used in manufacturing batteries for electric vehicles, smartphones, pharmaceuticals and...

Ontario Connecting Youth Leaving Care with Supports to Succeed

Ontario Connecting Youth Leaving Care with Supports to Succeed

The Ontario government is investing $68 million in a new program that connects youth in the child welfare system with additional services and supports they need to prepare for and succeed after...

Major Investment Strengthens Ontario’s End-to-End Electric Vehicle Supply Chain

Major Investment Strengthens Ontario’s End-to-End Electric Vehicle Supply Chain

BRAMPTON — Ontario has secured a $471 million investment by Magna International, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, to expand the company’s Ontario operations. With support from the...

Non-Profit Sector Appreciation Week

Non-Profit Sector Appreciation Week

This week we’re celebrating Ontario’s remarkable not-for-profit sector. From supporting youth and children, to protecting our vulnerable populations, not-for-profit organizations play an important...

Ontario Continues to See Job Growth in Key Sectors
Ontario Strengthening Services for Survivors of Violence and their Children in Western Ontario

Ontario Strengthening Services for Survivors of Violence and their Children in Western Ontario

Investment will improve access to services and supports for women and children

Ontario Connecting More People to Care at Home
Ontario Preparing People and Communities for Future Emergencies
Your Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care

Your Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care

The Ontario government today releasedYour Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care. The plan focuses on providing people with a better health care experience by connecting them to more...

ServiceOntario Providing Better Service

ServiceOntario Providing Better Service

ServiceOntario improvements saving people time and money February 01, 2023

Ontario Long-Term Care Home Residents to Get More Diagnostic Services

Ontario Long-Term Care Home Residents to Get More Diagnostic Services

TORONTO — The Ontario government is connecting long-term care residents to faster and convenient access to diagnostic services such as x-rays and ultrasounds. Improved access to care will...

Ford Government Provides More Than $2.2 million to Hamilton Hospitals for Capital Expenses

Ford Government Provides More Than $2.2 million to Hamilton Hospitals for Capital Expenses

HAMILTON – Hamilton hospitals are receiving a combined total of $2,280,407 for the reimbursement of capital expenses related to COVID-19, Hamilton East-Stoney Creek MPP Neil Lumsden and...

Ontario Expanding Mental Health Services for Children and Youth

Ontario Expanding Mental Health Services for Children and Youth

The Ontario government is investing $4.75 million to expand the “One Stop Talk” virtual “walk-in” counselling program to connect children, youth and their families with more convenient and timely...

Ontario Expands PRESTO Credit Payment to More Local Transit Agencies

Ontario Expands PRESTO Credit Payment to More Local Transit Agencies

The Ontario government is making it easier to take transit in the 905 (Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area) by giving riders more ways to pay.

New Year's Levee Rescheduled

New Year's Levee Rescheduled

As part of our New Year's celebration, I host a New Year Levee in the riding of Hamilton-East Stoney Creek.

Local Pharmacies Now a One-Stop-Shop for Thirteen Common Ailments

Local Pharmacies Now a One-Stop-Shop for Thirteen Common Ailments

TORONTO — Ontario is making it more convenient for people to connect to care closer to home by launching pharmacist prescribing for some of the most common medical ailments.

Ontario Helping Hamilton Non-Profits Improve Community Services

Ontario Helping Hamilton Non-Profits Improve Community Services

HAMILTON ― Hamilton-area MPPs Neil Lumsden and Donna Skelly announced today that the Ontario government is providing more than $1.4 million in capital grant funding through the Ontario Trillium...

Ontario Preparing More Students for Careers in the Skilled Trades

Ontario Preparing More Students for Careers in the Skilled Trades

The Ontario government is investing $4.8 million to expand the dual credit program, helping prepare more students for the jobs of tomorrow by better connecting learning in the classroom to...

Ontario Taking Steps to Prevent Auto Theft in Hamilton

Ontario Taking Steps to Prevent Auto Theft in Hamilton

HAMILTON — Today, the Ontario government announced $1,619,499 in funding for the Hamilton Police Service to help fight crime, including auto theft. The Hamilton Police Service will use the funding to...

Ontario Begins Construction on Confederation GO Station

Ontario Begins Construction on Confederation GO Station

HAMILTON – The Ontario government is marking the start of construction on the Confederation GO station in Hamilton. The new station will help reduce gridlock and connect more people to jobs, housing...

Ontario Helping Kids Stay Active and Healthy in Hamilton Area

Ontario Helping Kids Stay Active and Healthy in Hamilton Area

HAMILTON — The Ontario government is providing more than $800,000 in funding to support six After School Program partners and create more opportunities for approximately 850 children and youth in...

Ontario Making it Easier to Apply for and Renew Accessible Parking Permits

Ontario Making it Easier to Apply for and Renew Accessible Parking Permits

TORONTO — The Ontario government is making it easier, faster, and more convenient for people with accessibility needs to use Accessible Parking Permits. Now, Ontarians can apply for, renew, and...

Ontario Introduces A Plan to Stay Open: Health System Stability and Recovery

Ontario Introduces A Plan to Stay Open: Health System Stability and Recovery

TORONTO — The Ontario government introduced itsPlan to Stay Open: Health System Stability and Recovery, a five-point plan to provide the best care possible to patients and residents while ensuring...

Ontario Expanding Access to Lifechanging Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis

Ontario Expanding Access to Lifechanging Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis

TORONTO — The Ontario government has expanded coverage for Trikafta, the latest treatment option for cystic fibrosis, to include all Ontarians aged six and over through its publicly-funded drug...